Lord, thank You for the gift of another year gone by. Lead us into the next chapter of life that leads us to discover the truth of God’s love. Reveal to us our part in Your story. Forgive our mistakes. Give us the wisdom to forgive others and the strength to forgive ourselves. Interrupt the chaos of negativity and allow us to be, “mirrors whose brightness is (entirely) derived from the sun that shines upon us” (C.S. Lewis).
Be our strength. Be our shelter. Be our Friend. Be the truth that we see in each and every person that we meet because, “what draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth” (C.S. Lewis) that we are all beloved children of God.